2015 NFPA 122 Standard - Current Edition
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    Protect facility personnel in mines and reduce fire loss risks through prompt compliance with the 2015 NFPA 122.

    Mining and mineral processing facilities represent significant fire and explosion exposures to both personnel and production equipment and buildings. Critical to safety, the 2015 NFPA 122: Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining and Metal Mineral Processing Facilities addresses the protection of diesel-powered equipment and storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids at these specialized sites.

    New in the 2015 NFPA 122:

    • Changes align requirements with the 2015 edition of NFPA 120: Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Coal Mines.
    • Added materials on pre-engineered fire suppression systems include requirements for inspection and maintenance.

    Stay up-to-code. Be confident your designs, installations, and facilities are protected and in compliance.

    Mitigate hazards with the field's best practices in the latest NFPA 122. (Print, 42 pp., 2015)


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  • Table of Contents (2015 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 122 Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining and Metal Mineral Processing Facilities, 2015 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Purpose
    1.3 Application
    1.4 Retroactivity
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General
    2.2 NFPA Publications
    2.3 Other Publications
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
    3.3 General Definitions
    Chapter 4 General
    4.1 General
    4.2 Housekeeping
    4.3 Ignition Source Control
    4.4 Hot Work
    4.5 Maintenance
    4.6 Fire Protection Equipment Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing
    4.7 Training
    4.8 Flammable and Combustible Liquid Handling and Storage
    4.9 Vehicle Refueling
    Chapter 5 Fire Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction
    5.1 Fire Risk Assessment
    5.2 Risk Reduction
    Chapter 6 Fire Detection and Suppression Equipment
    6.1 Portable Fire Extinguishers
    6.2 Hand Hose Line Systems
    6.3 Fire Detection
    6.4 Fire Suppression Equipment
    Chapter 7 Fire Protection for Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Mines
    7.1 Equipment Modification
    7.2 Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
    7.3 Portable Fire Extinguishers
    7.4 Fixed Suppression Systems
    Chapter 8 Transfer of Flammable or Combustible Liquids in Underground Mines
    8.1 Fire Risk Assessment
    8.2 Proximity of Surface Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage to Underground Openings
    8.3 Surface-to-Underground Transfer
    8.4 Underground Transfer
    Chapter 9 Flammable Liquid Storage in Underground Mines
    9.1 General
    9.2 Flammable Liquid Containers
    9.3 Small Flammable Liquid Storage Areas
    9.4 Large Flammable Liquid Storage Areas
    9.5 Dispensing Flammable Liquids
    Chapter 10 Combustible Liquid Storage in Underground Mines
    10.1 General
    10.2 Combustible Liquid Containers and Tanks
    10.3 Atmospheric Tanks
    10.4 Low-Pressure Tanks
    10.5 Pressure Vessels
    10.6 Venting Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks
    10.7 Additional Considerations
    10.8 Small Combustible Liquid Storage Areas
    10.9 Large Combustible Liquid Storage Areas
    10.10 Dispensing Combustible Liquids
    Chapter 11 Fire Suppression for Flammable or Combustible Liquid Storage Areas in Underground Mines
    11.1 Portable Fire Extinguishers
    11.2 Hand Hose Line Systems
    11.3 Fire Suppression Systems
    Chapter 12 Fire Prevention and Fire Protection of Surface Mining Equipment
    12.1 General
    12.2 Fire Prevention
    12.3 Fire Protection
    Chapter 13 Fire Protection of Surface Metal Mineral Processing Plants
    13.1 General
    13.2 Emergency Response and Manual Fire Fighting
    13.3 Construction
    13.4 Lightning Protection
    13.5 Egress and Exiting
    13.6 Yard Hydrant Systems
    13.7 Water Supply and Water Distribution Systems
    13.8 Flammable and Combustible Liquids
    13.9 Compressed Gases
    13.10 Rubber and Plastic Lined Equipment
    13.11 Plastic Equipment
    13.12 Belt Conveyors
    13.13 Hydraulic Fluids and Lubricating Oil Systems
    13.14 Thermal Oil Heating Systems
    13.15 Fuel-Fired Equipment
    13.16 Electrical Equipment Spaces
    13.17 Battery Charging Installations
    13.18 Hydro-Metallurgical Solvent Extraction (SX) Facilities
    13.19 New Solvent Extraction (SX) Facilities
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Fire Risk Assessment
    Annex C Informational References
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